Jose Rafael Peniza, 66, of St. Marys, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born January 25, 1949 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Agustin R. and Maria Louisa Melendez Peniza. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ivan Peniza.
Mr. Peniza had resided in Camden County since 1998, and was retired Civil Service Federal Communication Commission with 25 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country honorably during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed fishing, burning things on the grill, computers, and most of all loved his grandbabies.
Survivors include his wife, Kathie Peniza of St. Marys; children, Joshwin A. Peniza (Bobbi Jo) of Jacksonville, FL, and Andrea Gallegos (Deryck) of Rupert, ID; four brothers, Agustin Peniza of Reno, NV, Rene Peniza of Panama City, FL, Carlos Peniza of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and Angel Peniza of Houston, TX; sister, Maria del Pilar of Miami, FL; step-daughter, Amanda Leite of Cordova, TN; seven grandchildren, Cassandra Peniza, Courtney Peniza, Jacelyn Gallegos, Gabriel Rafael Gallegos, Camille Gallegos, Makayla Leite, and Gavin Leite; many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Jose R. Peniza to the American Cancer Society.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.